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Pre-Admission Advising

Prospective, Pre-Nursing, and Transfer Students

Prospective nursing students may attend one of our regularly scheduled Informational Sessions posted below or meet with our Mānoa Peer Advisor(s). Students interested in changing their major to Pre-Nursing must first attend an Informational Session to meet their first Mandatory Advising requirement.

Undergraduate Informational Sessions (held in Webster 201)

  • Open to all prospective students 
  • Information on the traditional BS in Nursing program 
  • Limited space available on first-come first-seated basis 
  • Fulfills Mandatory Advising Requirement for Semester 1
Current Manoa students wishing to change their major to Pre-Nursing must attend this session
Spring 2017 Schedule
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017 
All above listed Informational Sessions held in Webster Hall 201 on the Manoa campus 


Mandatory Advising Options 

All classified Pre-Nursing students are required to obtain semester-specific Mandatory Advising regardless of standing during regular Fall and Spring semesters. Registration holds will be placed on all students not fulfilling this requirement in a timely manner.

Semester 1: General Information

Semester 2: Progress Evaluation

Semester 3: Goal Evaluation

Semester 4: Progress Toward Degree

Pre-Nursing Advisor availability:
The Pre-Nursing advisor facilitates successful progress toward degree by assisting students to navigate the academic arena. Clarification of educational goals and alignment toward career preferences accompany discussions of the student's academic pathway. 
Available by appointment (see booking calendar below) 
UH Approvals/Verifications and Mandatory Advising Requirement (Semesters 3 & 4)
Spring 2017 Availability
Monday: 9am - 3pm 
Tuesday: 9am - 3pm 
Wednesday: 9am - 3pm 
Thursday: 9am - 3pm 
Friday: 9am - 3pm 
Brian Akiyama, BA
Pre-Nursing Advisor & Admissions Specialist
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Phone: (808) 956-3794
Fax: (808) 956-5977
*No transfer credit evaluations will be performed (please see the Office of Admissions or view http://www.hawaii.edu/transferdatabase/li
Mānoa Peer Advisor availability:
Manoa Peer Advisors are current Manoa students specifically trained to assist students to navigate the undergraduate requirements. At the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, their knowledge facilitate the campus' Mandatory Advising requirement in preparation for application to the program. 
Available for walk-in and by appointments (nadvisor@hawaii.edu) during regular semesters 
General program information and Mandatory Advising Requirement (Semesters 1 & 2)
Spring 2017 Availability
Monday: 8am – 12:30pm, 4pm – 6pm
Tuesday: 4pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 2pm
Thursday: Unavailable
Friday: Unavailable
*No transfer credit evaluations will be performed (please see the Office of Admissions or view http://www.hawaii.edu/transferdatabase/li


Entrance Exam
All applicants to the BS in Nursing program must submit valid test scores from either the NLN-PAX RN exam or the TEAS exam. Students can choose which test they would prefer to take. Exam scores must be attached to the application when submitted. Please note: exam scores are NOT mix/match between NLN-PAX and TEAS. All minimums must be met for an exam to be considered.

The School of Nursing will accept the following TEAS Adjusted Individual Scores.

  • Overall: 78%
  • Reading: 83.3%
  • Math: 86.7%
  • Science: 66.7%
  • English & Language Usage 80%

TEAS is not proctored at/by the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

Achieving the minimum adjusted individual scores on the TEAS or the minimum Relative Performance scores on the NLN-PAX RN Exam does not guarantee admission into the BS in Nursing Program

Please visit the ATI website (https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx) to register. All applicants will be held to ATI policies and procedures as well as the test site policies and procedures to include retaking the exam and any special accommodations. 

As an alternative, prospective exam participants may visit the Kapiolani Community College Testing Center in the Lama Library during the walk-in ATI-TEAS exam periods to complete the exam.  See Walk-In TEAS flyer for details: http://www.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/academics/programs-of-study/associate-degree-in-nursing-2/adn-special-announcements/ati-teas-exam/

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa no longer proctors this exam and does not sponsor satellite proctoring sites for the exam. Use of National League of Nursing Pre-Admissions Exam (NLN-PAX) scores will be eligible toward application to the program until further notice.

Minimum Relative Performance scores:
  • Verbal: 50
  • Math: 50
  • Science: 50 
Please visit the NLN website. All applicants will be held to NLN policies and procedures set forth by NLN to include retaking the exam and any special accommodations. Exam results may take several weeks so you should plan to take the NLN-PAX well in advance of the application deadline. 

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